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State's Attorney Schmidt up for judgeship
Sangamon County States Attorney John Schmidt is among eight lawyers seeking to replace Thomas Appleton as circuit judge.
Lawyer for dead inmate speaks out
Video Click Here The lawyer for the Lexington man who died in the Fayette County Jail after complaining several times of health problems says, "He didn't deserve to die like this."� � Fred Peters was the attorney for Dean Ferguson and attended Bryan Station High School with him. On July 9, Ferguson checked into jail for the first of two weekend stays mandated by a DUI conviction.� But the 54 ...
Suspension for Memphis lawyer 'T. Flowers' grows to three years
The one-year suspension of Memphis lawyer Timothy Darnell Flowers issued last month has been extended to thee years by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.
Attorney Defends Wright's Ex-Wife
Her actions have been called into question a number of times, but noted Memphis attorney Gail Mathes is insistent her client Sherra Robinson Wright had no reason to be involved in the murder of her ex-husband Lorenzen Wright.
Attorney: Wright's ex-wife got threatening visit
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman's attorney said Friday.Sherra Wright warned her ex-husband, the father of her children, about the visit by men dressed in sport coats with weapons tucked in their waistbands, lawyer Gail Mathes ...
District lawyer questioned
MICHIGAN CITY In an hour-long hearing Thursday, the Common Council questioned the lawyer who investigated Ron Meer for the Sanitary District.
Lawyer wants out of bomb-plot trial
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer defending the man�accused of trying tobomb Springfield's federal courthouse wants off the case.
District attorneys office declines charges against Santa Monica school board member
The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office announced it has declined to file charges against a Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board member who was accused of child endangerment in relation to a fight near Santa Monica High School.
Iran: End Intimidation and Harassment of Lawyer and His Family
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York) - Iranian authorities should immediately charge or release the wife and brother-in-law of a prominent lawyer, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should also stop harassing and ...
Court suspends license of Waverly lawyer
The Iowa Supreme Court suspended the license of a Waverly lawyer for ethical violations Friday. The license of Ivan Ackerman will be suspended 90 days, according to the ruling.
Court Suspends License of Waverly Lawyer
DES MOINES The Iowa Supreme Court suspended the license of a Waverly lawyer for ethical violations Friday. The license of Ivan Ackerman will be suspended 90 days, according to the ruling.
Snipes' lawyer wants to interview juror
By Kameel Stanley, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 30, 2010 Two weeks ago, a federal appeals court upheld actor Wesley Snipes' conviction and sentence for failing to file tax returns. Days later, federal prosecutors asked a judge to revoke the bail for Snipes and order him to begin serving a three-year prison sentence. Now, attorneys for Wesley Snipes have asked the court to allow them to ...
Ore. District Attorney Says No Gore Prosecution
Oregon district attorney says no Gore prosecution over masseuse allegations District attorney - Al Gore - United States - Law - Law Enforcement
Mexico Lawyer Charged in June Hit-and-Run
James A. Clampitt was charged Friday with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and leaing the scene of an accident. Prosecutors have charged a Mexico, Mo., lawyer in the June hit-and-run death of Richard Cobb.
Lorenzen Wright: Attorney Talks About Armed Men Visiting Wright Home
Attorney says the visit happened weeks before Lorenzen Wright's death
Attorney general's office says recording police is likely OK
Letter comes in response to recent charges brought against Marylanders who recorded police interactions State attorney general's office says Marylanders appear to have the right to record interactions with police officers with devices such as video cameras and mobile phones
Tennessee: Returned Boy Back in Russian Orphanage
A lawyer for an adoption agency said a Russian boy who was sent back to Moscow by his American adoptive mother has been placed back in an orphanage.
Former attorney says he feared Sypher would be harmed
Attorney Dana Kolter admits to sexual relationship with Karen Cunagin Sypher, tells jurors he agreed to help her pursue case against Pitino.
Birther attorney Orly Taitz just wont give up on Obama
COLUMBUS, Ga. (MCT) Orly Taitz, the so-called birther attorney who has led charges across the country against President Barack Obamas legitimacy to hold office, continues to defy a federal court order to pay $20,000 in sanctions and to challenge the judicial system.
N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Genworth
Genworth Financial Inc. has received a subpoena issued by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as he widened a probe of life insurance companies by asking six more firms to explain how they pay death benefits. The issue grows out of allegations that two major insurers, Prudential Financial Inc. and ...
Defence lawyer questions Scarlett's age
Panaji, Jul 30 (PTI) Trial into the death of Scarlett Keeling has thrown open a debate whether a passport issued by a foreign nation can be admissible proof in a criminal matter in a court.
Lawyer says Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife got a threatening visit about 6 weeks before former player was shot to death | NBA
Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman's attorney said Friday.
Michigan's Attorney General opens investigation into oil spill
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is opening an investigation into the oil spill in Calhoun County.
Florida attorney general's race: GOP's Holly Benson, Pam Bondi, Jeff Kottkamp fight to stand out
Republican attorney-general candidates are conservative, obscure to many voters TALLAHASSEE -- The Republican contest for Florida attorney general features three conservatives with solid resumes, but little name recognition or star power.
Steuben County Attorney Fred Ahrens stepped down this week after nearly 30 years in the post.
Bath, N.Y. As Steuben County Attorney Fred Ahrens prepared to step down this week, he recalled his appointment as the countys chief legal officer came during a bitterly cold February day in 1981.
Steuben County Attorney Fred Ahrens stepped down this week after nearly 30 years in the post.
Bath, N.Y. As Steuben County Attorney Fred Ahrens prepared to step down this week, he recalled his appointment as the countys chief legal officer came during a bitterly cold February day in 1981.
Lawyer Transitions: Money Isn't Everything
The legal job market is waking from its doldrums, which may mean more opportunities to transition to new jobs, say consultants Valerie Fontaine and Roberta Kass. In this article, the first in a new series, the authors discuss the factors to consider when contemplating a move.
Lawyer Suspended Following Tirade During Deposition
A Miami attorney's law license has been suspended for 60 days for disruptive and intimidating behavior in a deposition with DuPont attorneys in a Benlate damages case. The Florida Supreme Court also ordered a public reprimand, two years probation and mental health counseling for Robert Joseph Ratiner and required him to write letters of apology to people at the deposition. He must be videotaped ...
Attorney general defends ban on direct corporate donations to candidates
ST. PAUL Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is defending a state law barring businesses from giving directly to political candidates and parties.
State's attorney to meet with library officials
SYCAMORE DeKalb County States Attorney John Farrell will meet with DeKalb Public Library officials next week to share his views on an apparent violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act the librarys board made when it entered into a purchase agreement to buy the old DeKalb Clinic property.
District lawyer questioned
MICHIGAN CITY In an hour-long hearing Thursday, the Common Council questioned the lawyer who investigated Ron Meer for the Sanitary District.
Man wins $25,000 from negligent lawyer in tale of woe
A judge has awarded a 65-year-old heavy machinery mechanic $25,000, ruling that a lawyer did nothing to advance his car accident injuries claim.
Attorney general shuts down bogus domestic violence resource
The Missouri attorney general's office is requiring a Fulton-based company publicizing itself as a resource center for victims of domestic violence to immediately shut down its website and stop asking for donations.
Attorney general plans meeting to discuss Lake of Ozarks
The Missouri attorney general's office plans a two-day meeting to discuss water quality issues at the Lake of the Ozarks. Attorney General Chris Koster says next month's meeting will look at scientific, technical and regulatory challenges at the sprawling mid-Missouri recreation area.
Hyde Park town attorney denies conflict of interest allegation - From the Poughkeepsie Journal
HYDE PARK Ken Stenger, partner in the law firm of the Hyde Park town attorney, is denying a suggestion made by a former town board member that his firm might have a conflict of interest.
St. Charles County prosecuting attorney challenged in primary
St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas has taken aim at Wentzville Municipal Court Judge Michael Carter, his opponent in the Aug. 3 Republican primary race for prosecuting attorney.
Attorney Bill Willis, who litigated Nashville's biggest cases, dies
Longtime Nashville attorney William "Bill" Willis Jr., known as a civic leader and a fierce advocate of the First Amendment, died Friday morning at age 78.
Sudden death of local attorney, Saratoga County Family Court Judge candidate Erika Riebel stuns community
SARATOGA COUNTY News of attorney Erika Riebels sudden death Tuesday rippled across Saratoga County, leaving shock and sadness in its wake.
CCLU Lawyer: P&Z Decorum Policy is Problematic
The Westport Planning and Zoning Commissions new decorum policy banning signs and T-shirts expressing a view is problematic according to an attorney for the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union (CCLU).
Attorney: Wright's ex-wife got threatening visit
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman's attorney said Friday.
Birther attorney Orly Taitz just wont give up on Obama
COLUMBUS, Ga. (MCT) Orly Taitz, the so-called birther attorney who has led charges across the country against President Barack Obamas legitimacy to hold office, continues to defy a federal court order to pay $20,000 in sanctions and to challenge the judicial system.
Lawyer asks for change in St. Marys appeals process
ST. MARYS - The lawyer representing fired St. Marys tourism director Janet Brinko has formally asked city officials for a change in the appeals process for Brinko. Jim Stein said city officials have not responded to a letter he faxed and mailed Thursday asking for a different hearing officer to hear Brinko's 10 a.m. appeal Tuesday at City Hall. Stein said City Manager Bill Shanahan, who fired ...
Attorney: Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife got threatening visit
source: The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman's attorney said Friday. Sherra Wright warned her ex-husband, the father of her children, about the visit by men dressed in sport coats with weapons tucked in their ...
Sherb Sentell to return to district attorney's office
After a nine-month absence, attorney Sherb Sentell is returning to work with the Bossier-Webster district attorney's office. Sentell will be assigned as a prosecutor in Minden City Court in mid-August. He'll work there at least four months, maybe longer, before being allowed to do felony work in Webster District Court, District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said.
Attorney: Wrights ex-wife threatened
MEMPHIS Lorenzen Wrights ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the womans attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Wrights ex-wife threatened
MEMPHIS Lorenzen Wrights ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the womans attorney said Friday.
Attorney: Wright's Ex-Wife Got Threatening Visit
An attorney says three armed men looking for Lorenzen Wright showed up at the home of the former NBA player's ex-wife about six weeks before he was found shot to death.
Lawyer: Patients notified about misplaced records
The Charlotte psychologist whose patient records were discovered at a county recycling facility last month contacted 1,590 of his patients via letter to inform them of the incident on Friday, his lawyer said.
Prosecutor makes surprise claim in case against doctors, boyfriend-lawyer of Anna Nicole
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A prosecutor sprang a surprise claim Friday that Anna Nicole Smith was a co-conspirator in the actions that have brought her two doctors and lawyer-boyfriend to trial for over-prescribing and obtaining massive amounts of prescription drugs.
Mo. Attorney Charged In Death Of Man On Lawnmower
An attorney from Mexico, Mo., is facing two charges in the hit-and-run death of man who was on a lawnmower.